COVID and Mental Health In the Black Community



Full Event

Highlight Clips

Professor Alaina Morgan discussed the main barriers preventing people from getting vaccinated.
Dr. Oliver Brooks discussed the difference between N95 and KN95 masks.
Dr. Brooks discussed how Vitamin D helps us build an immunity against COVID-19.


AARP California hosted this Access Live event to discuss Covid-19 and its impact on the health and wellness of the African American/Black community. The event was moderated by Rhonda Smith, Executive Director of the Black Health Network and featured Dr. Oliver Brooks, Chief Medical Officer at Watts Healthcare Corporation; James Coomes, Mental Health Clinical Program Head Director at Los Angeles County; Alaina Morgan, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Southern California; and Erich “Coach E” Nall, owner of Ultimate Transformations Fitness Training. Each expert in their respective field provided insights to how the African American/Black community can protect themselves from COVID, how to maximize physical health, the importance of mental health, and provided resources to address these issues.